Pete Sessions on Social Security

Last Updated : Aug 12, 2010

Summary

Congressman Sessions has outlined a five point summary of his positions on social security for the future.

  • no tax increases
  • no benefit cuts
  • no increase in the retirement age
  • current and future beneficiaries must have guaranteed benefits and receive back every dollar they put in
  • Social Security must continue to be administered by the Social Security Administration

 

Official Website Statements

 

Voting Record

Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001

In 2001, the House voted on a bill that would raise the amount individuals may contribute to traditional and Roth Individual Retirement Accounts and to 401[k] plans and make pensions plans more portable. The bill passed the house in a 407-24 vote but was altered in the Senate. Pete Sessions voted in favor of the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001.

Pete Sessions voted in favor of the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001.

Social Security and Medicare Safe Deposit Box Act of 1999

In 2000, the House voted on a bill that would make it out of order to consider a budget that set forth an on-budget deficit for any fiscal year for either the overall budget or social security. In other words, the government could not go into a year with a budget that it knew spent more money than the government took in. The bill failed in a 205-222 vote. Pete Sessions voted against the Social Security and Medicare Safe Deposit Box Act of 1999.

Pete Sessions voted against the Social Security and Medicare Safe Deposit Box Act of 1999.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 82; Social Security Fairness Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

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